few

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1 few /ˈfjuː/ adjective
fewer; fewest
1 few
/ˈfjuː/
adjective
fewer; fewest
Learner's definition of FEW
: not many
: not many but some used in the phrase a few
◊ The phrases quite a few and, less commonly, not a few or (chiefly Brit) a good few all mean “fairly many.”

as few as

used to suggest that a number or amount is surprisingly small

few and far between

: not common or frequent

no fewer than

: at least used to suggest that a number or amount is surprisingly large

of few words

◊ A person of few words is someone who does not talk very much.
2 few /ˈfjuː/ pronoun
2 few
/ˈfjuː/
pronoun
Learner's definition of FEW
: not many people or things
: some people or things used in the phrase a few
◊ The phrases quite a few and, less commonly, not a few or (chiefly Brit) a good few all mean “fairly many.”
: a small number of people or things that are chosen or regarded as special or unusual in some way

have a few

informal or have a few too many
: to have too many alcoholic drinks
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